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Season 38, Episode 24
December 4, 2017
Crowdpac founder Steve Hilton, a former advisor to British prime minister David Cameron, discusses the rise of populism.
Season 38, Episode 23
November 27, 2017
Trumpeter Theo Croker talks about creating a unique jazz for the next generation.
Season 38, Episode 22
November 20, 2017
Journalist Vann Newkirk (Atlantic) discusses the culture wars ensnaring the memorialization of American history.
Season 38, Episode 21
November 13, 2017
Dayton, Ohio, mayor Nan Whaley discusses the legacy and future of Rust Belt politics.
Season 38, Episode 20
November 2, 2017
British-Barbadian saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings talks about how ancestors shape him as a musician and human being.
Season 38, Episode 19
October 30, 2017
Kentucky secretary of state Alison Grimes discusses gerrymandering, voting rights and election security.
Season 38, Episode 18
October 23, 2017
Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.) talks about modeling a way forward for politics beyond dogma.
Season 38, Episode 17
October 16, 2017
A broken American economy is discussed with Economic Hardship Reporting Project editor-in-chief Alissa Quart.
Season 38, Episode 16
October 9, 2017
American partisan politics is discussed with cultural critic Thomas Frank, author of "Listen, Liberal: Whatever Happened to the Party of the People."
Season 38, Episode 15
October 2, 2017
Run for Something executive director Amanda Litman discusses recruiting millennials to run for local office.
Season 38, Episode 14
September 25, 2017
Polarization of legal interpretation is discussed with Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy director Justin Dyer.
Season 38, Episode 13
September 18, 2017
Russia-KGB scholar Amy Knight talks about her book "Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder."
Season 38, Episode 12
September 11, 2017
Laura Briggs, the chair of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass-Amherst, discusses her book, "How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics: From Welfare Reform to Foreclosure to Trump."
Season 38, Episode 11
September 4, 2017
MIT Center for Civic Media director Ethan Zuckerman talks about activism, technology and the future of the digital ecosystem.
Season 38, Episode 10
August 28, 2017
Jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant talks about the identity, soul and increasingly political purpose of her music.
Season 38, Episode 9
August 21, 2017
Town Hall Project executive director Jimmy Dahman talks about empowering constituents and promoting civic engagement with elected officials.
Season 38, Episode 8
August 14, 2017
Hanna Ingber, editorial director of The New York Times' Reader Center, talks about connecting journalists and readers.
Season 38, Episode 7
August 7, 2017
U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General (Ret.) and American Security Project CEO Stephen Cheney talks about climate, nuclear and cyber concerns.
Season 38, Episode 6
July 31, 2017
Oxford Internet Institute researcher Nick Monaco talks about the meaning of bots and trolls and their influence on contemporary society.
Season 38, Episode 5
July 24, 2017
Hip-hop music producer-college professor 9th Wonder talks about the preservation of a hip-hop archive and legacy.
Season 38, Episode 4
July 17, 2017
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell discusses the condition of American politics.
Season 38, Episode 3
July 10, 2017
Braddock, Pa., mayor John Fetterman discusses authentic solutions to serve the public.
Season 38, Episode 2
July 3, 2017
Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci discusses her book "Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest."
Season 38, Episode 1
June 26, 2017
Ian Bassin, founding director of United to Protect Democracy and former White House Counsel, discusses holding the Executive Branch accountable.
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